This knife is ideal for carving bone-in hams, especially Spanish Serrano ham, Ibérico ham and Italian Prosciutto, which tend to have a firmer consistency. The protector is particularly useful for these hams, as they require more strength while cutting and thus, increasing the risk of accidents. This protector also helps keep the slices thin with uniform thickness, without added effort. This knife is also optimal to cut regular baked/roasted ham and salmon "without the protector," as the blade is long, flexible and extremely sharp for these softer meats. The anti-accident protector works for right and left-handed users. The 12 in (30 cm) stainless steel blade is safe for all users. Perfect for beginners and professionals. Made in Albacete (Spain) - The cradle of Spanish knife production.